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Support McSweeney’s

McSweeney’s is an independent publisher in San Francisco committed to discovering outstanding new writing from all over the world and presenting it in ways that celebrate its worth and extend its reach. As a small press, we rely on the help of our members and donors to pursue ambitious literary projects­­—projects that take risks, that support ideas beyond the mainstream marketplace, and that nurture emerging work.

Donations are tax-deductible* and support the discovery, production, and distribution of new books and periodicals, as well as new humor writing published on our website daily.

All our memberships include other rewards, as well. Please scroll down for a complete list of options. Your contribution will make a meaningful and immediate difference for McSweeney’s, and we’re profoundly grateful for your help.

If you have questions please contact Shannon David.

Fully Tax-deductible Donation
If you’re not interested in a membership but still want to support McSweeney’s, make a one-time or monthly recurring donation here. Any amount helps us publish new work, and you’ll always be in our hearts.
Donate to McSweeney’s
$5000
McSweeney’s Membership
$50 tax-deductible*
Members at this level will receive:

Special discounts in our online store
Chances to win excellent McSweeney’s prizes in our monthly member giveaways
VIP access to McSweeney’s events plus invitations to exclusive members-only gatherings
Our everlasting gratitude
Become a McSweeney’s Member
$10000
Basic
Quarterly or Believer Membership
$40 or $55 tax-deductible*
Members at this level will receive:

A one-year subscription (4 issues) to McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
A personalized thank-you note from our staff

or

A one-year subscription (6 issues) to the Believer
A personalized thank-you note from our staff
Become a Basic Quarterly Member Become a Basic Believer Member
$25000
Beneficent
Quarterly or Believer Membership
$190 or $205 tax-deductible*
Members at this level will receive:

A one-year subscription (4 issues) to McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
Acknowledgment in the next year of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
A personalized thank-you note from our staff

or

A one-year subscription (6 issues) to the Believer
Acknowledgment in the next year of the Believer
A personalized thank-you note from our staff
Become a Beneficent Quarterly Member Become a Beneficent Believer Member
$50000
Quarterly & Believer
Combined Membership
$395 tax-deductible*
Members at this level will receive:

A one-year subscription (4 issues) to McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
A one-year subscription (6 issues) to the Believer
Acknowledgment in the next year of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and the Believer
A personalized thank-you note from our staff
Become a Combined Member
$1,00000
Pivotal Character Membership
$795 tax-deductible*
Members at this level will receive:

A one-year subscription (4 issues) to McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
A one-year subscription (6 issues) to the Believer
A subscription (8 books) to the McSweeney’s Book Release Club
Acknowledgment in the next year of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and the Believer
A personalized thank-you note from our staff
Become a Pivotal Character
$2,50000
Profoundly Likable Protagonist Membership
$2,225 tax-deductible*
Members at this level will receive:

A one-year subscription (4 issues) to McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
A one-year subscription (6 issues) to the Believer
A subscription (8 books) to the McSweeney’s Book Release Club
A subscription (4 books) to the McSweeney’s Poetry Series
A signed copy of a recent McSweeney’s title
Acknowledgment in the next year of McSweeney’s Quarterly Conern and the Believer
A personalized thank-you note from our staff
Become a Profoundly Likable Protagonist
$5,00000
Unforgettable Hero Membership
$4,625 tax-deductible*
Members at this level will receive:

A one-year subscription (4 issues) to McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
A one-year subscription (6 issues) to the Believer
A subscription (8 books) to the McSweeney’s Book Release Club
A subscription (4 books) to the McSweeney’s Poetry Series
An editors’ selection of five classic McSweeney’s, Quarterly Concern, and Believer editions
A signed copy of a recent McSweeney’s title
A copy of A Hologram for the King signed by Dave Eggers and Tom Hanks, who will play the protagonist, Alan Clay, in Tom Twkyer’s upcoming film adaptation of the novel
Acknowledgment in the next year of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and the Believer
A personalized thank-you note from our staff
Become an Unforgettable Hero
$10,00000
Instant Classic Membership
$9,500 tax-deductible*
Members at this level will receive:

A one-year subscription (4 issues) to McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern
A one-year subscription (6 issues) to the Believer
A subscription (8 books) to the McSweeney’s Book Release Club
A subscription (4 books) to the McSweeney’s Poetry Series
An editors’ selection of ten classic McSweeney’s, Quarterly Concern, and Believer editions
A signed copy of a recent McSweeney’s title
A copy of A Hologram for the King signed by Dave Eggers and Tom Hanks, who will play the protagonist, Alan Clay, in Tom Twkyer’s upcoming film adaptation of the novel
Acknowledgment in the next year of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and the Believer
A personalized thank-you note from our staff
Become an Instant Classic
NOTE
Gifts are optional for every gift-inclusive level.
Gifts can be declined for a fully tax-deductible donation.
All tax-deductible donations are acknowledged with a tax receipt.
If you have questions or would like human assistance, please call us at (415) 642-5609.
If you would like to donate by mail,
send a check payable to “SOMArts,”
with “McSweeney’s” in the memo line, to:

McSweeney’s Donations
849 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
*McSweeney’s is a fiscally sponsored project of SOMArts, a non-profit organization. Online contributions for the charitable purposes of McSweeney’s will be processed by PayPal and made payable to SOMArts. The fair-market value of the McSweeney’s Membership is $12. The fair-market value of the Basic and Beneficent Quarterly Memberships are $60. The fair-market value of a Basic and Beneficent Believer Memberships are $45. The fair-market value of a Quarterly & Believer Combined Membership is $105. The fair-market value of a Pivotal Character Membership is $205. The fair-market value of a Profoundly Likable Character Membership is $275. The fair-market value of an Unforgettable Hero Membership is $375. The fair-market value of an Instant Classic Membership is $500. Any contribution above the value of the awards received is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.